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Explaining near-death experiences and why they aren’t always ‘blissful’

Christof Koch | 
Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are triggered during singular life-threatening episodes when the body is injured by blunt trauma, a heart ...
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‘Cognitive technologies’: Automated supply chains could alleviate pandemic-fueled food shortages

Frederic Laluyaux, Ram Krishnan | 
As the coronavirus crisis takes a massive toll on global markets, officials are increasingly raising alarms about the food supply ...
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How the stigma surrounding addiction keeps people from seeking treatment

Nora Volkow | 
Stigma is a problem with health conditions ranging from cancer and HIV to many mental illnesses. Some gains have been ...
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We need a quick, cheap test for coronavirus antibodies. It also needs to be accurate

Jim Daley | 
An inexpensive coronavirus test that millions of Americans could use at a pharmacy, in a workplace or even at home ...
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Zapping the brain with electrical pulses allows blind patients to ‘see’ letters

Nicoletta Lanese | 
Scientists sent patterns of electricity coursing across people’s brains, coaxing their brains to see letters that weren’t there. The experiment ...
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Does smoking pot lower your IQ? New study challenges current thinking

Godfrey Pearlson | 
As access to marijuana increases—and while acceptance of the drug grows and perception of its harmfulness diminishes—it is important to ...
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Dinosaur DNA discovered?

Riley Black | 
The tiny fossil is unassuming, as dinosaur remains go. ... But it may contain something never before seen from the ...
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Infographic: Widespread use of coronavirus antibody tests will still leave many questions

Stacey McKenna | 
Dozens of antibody tests for the novel coronavirus have become available in recent weeks. And early results from studies of ...
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Menopause might be a tipping point for Alzheimer’s for millions of women

Jena Pincott | 
Estrogen is the master regulator of metabolism in the youthful female brain, orchestrating everything from glucose transport and uptake to ...
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Is climate change dampening our ability to fight the coronavirus and other diseases?

Sara Goudarzi | 
Scientists have long known that the rise in average global temperatures is expanding the geographical presence of vector-borne diseases such ...
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‘Cartoonishly oversimplistic’: Researchers rethinking amyloid hypothesis for Alzheimer’s

Tanya Lewis | 
[Experts are] divided about whether treating amyloid buildup—long thought to be the best target for an Alzheimer's therapy—is still a ...
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Do our genes affect vulnerability to the coronavirus?

Loïc Mangin | 
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic several months ago, scientists have been puzzling over the different ways the disease ...
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Coronavirus vaccine in months, instead of years? Genetic engineering could make it possible

Charles Schmidt | 
On January 10, when Chinese researchers published the genome of a mysterious, fast-spreading, virus, it confirmed Dan Barouch’s greatest worry ...
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Speeding up coronavirus vaccine development by intentionally infecting the healthy? Volunteers are lining up

Ewen Callaway | 
Momentum is building to speed the development of coronavirus vaccines by intentionally infecting healthy, young volunteers with the virus. A ...
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Alzheimer’s research is at a dead end. Here are 5 unexplored treatment routes

Kenneth Kosik | 
It is time to go back to basics. I have been a scientist involved in Alzheimer's research for three decades, ...
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Searching for genetic fountain of youth? Study suggests we’ll never find a ‘longevity gene’

Amanda Elizabeth Kowalczyk | 
What do naked mole rats, elephants, bats and whales have in common? They are all exceptionally long-lived mammals, and recent ...
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Specialized ‘event’ cells help your brain keep all your memories organized, study suggests

Simon Makin | 
Our recollection of events is usually not like a replay of digital video from a security camera—a passive observation that ...
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Microbiome could be key to better blood sugar control

Monica Reinagel | 
Researchers from the Weizmann Institute in Israel analyzed the gut microbiome of 800 people. They also hooked these folks up ...
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Can vast ocean seaweed farms provide sustainable biofuel?

Annie Sneed | 
One day in the future, the Pacific Ocean could be home to kilometers of seaweed farms tended by submarine drones ...
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‘Like trying to hit a moving target’: Why it’s so difficult to attack cancer with targeted gene therapies

Jonathan Goodman | 
We are, it seems, still a long way off from a cure, in any ordinary sense of the term. Yet ...
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Coronavirus pill? Oral antiviral medication shows promise, slated for human tests

Michael Waldholz | 
An oral medicine was able to hinder the coronavirus behind COVID-19 as it attempted to replicate itself in human lung ...
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‘Next time we might not be so lucky’: The coronavirus shows why we need to learn more about viral threats

John Moore | 
Living through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all now seeing the consequences of a failure to plan ahead when an ...
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Explaining déjà vu: Is this eerily familiar ‘glitch in the matrix’ a form of conflict resolution?

Sabrina Stierwalt | 
Some think déjà vu is a sign that you're recalling an experience from a past life. Spooky! Carrie-Anne Moss, as ...
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Will our ‘insatiable desire’ to eat meat cause the next disease pandemic?

Paul Shapiro | 
It’s easy for those of us in the Western world to shake our heads at the live wildlife markets in ...
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‘Socially clueless robots’? Debunking the myth that autistic people aren’t good at friendship

Scott Kaufman | 
A number of myths about autistic people abound. For one, it's a great myth that autistic people lack empathy. This ...
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‘The genie is out of the bottle’: How ‘mind reading’ will transform medical care

Douglas Fields | 
The ability to detect electrical activity in the brain through the scalp, and to control it, will soon transform medicine ...
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Viewpoint: Cannabis legalization fraught with ‘confusion and false promises’

Denise Vidot | 
Not all cannabis is created equal; neither are the people that use it. As an epidemiologist, I have studied cannabis ...
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Are babies born with brains ready to understand the world?

Simon Makin | 
Neuroscientists understand much about how the human brain is organized into systems specialized for recognizing faces or scenes or for ...